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Thailand

2 held over fake audio of premier

September 01, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Thai police arrested two people accused of e-mailing a doctored recording of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva ostensibly discussing ways to create chaos to use as a pretext to crack down on anti-government protesters.

The two suspects work for SC Asset, a company controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Abhisit's political rival. Thaksin was deposed in a bloodless coup three years ago after being accused of corruption and abuse of power.

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